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Mop Fairs

 

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It's Marlborough Mop time again! Little Mop is Saturday, 6th October and Big Mop on Saturday, 13th October.  There will be FREE parking in the High Street up to midday on both Fridays. We've put together some information about road closures, parking and transport during the two weekends to help you plan ahead and to make sure you are able to make the most of your visit to the fair.

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Our Top Town Crier

 

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Mike Tupman, Marlborough's Town Crier, was awarded second place in Royal Wootton Bassett's Town Crier Competition on Saturday, 22nd September.  Big congratulations to him for bringing home a trophy and to all other competitors in the event which was so well organised by the staff at Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council.  It takes more than a few drops of rain to stop Tuppers from shouting his bestfor Marlborough!

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Coopers Meadow play area - work starts soon

 

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The upgrade to Coopers Meadow Play Area will start on Monday 1st October.  It will be out of use for 2-3 weeks whilst groundworks are undertaken and new equipment installed.  All being well, the new look play area will be ready for half term.  Definitely something to look forward to ................

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parkrun comes to Marlborough

 

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The parkrun events have been growing in popularity in recent years and we're delighted that Marlborough is the latest location to offer this free event. Starting on Saturday 22 September, they will take place every week starting at 9am and covering a 5km course at Marlborough Common. The Town Council has been pleased to help with bringing this event to the town and wishes organisers and runners every success! Read more...

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Great West Way Update Meeting

 

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Thank you to everyone who came along to the Town Hall on Wednesday, 19 September to learn more about the Great West Way. This was an opportunity for representatives from local businesses and destinations to hear from David Andrews, Chief Executive of VisitWiltshire, all about this exciting tourist route launching later this year and how to get involved in showcasing everything the Marlborough area has to offer to soon-to-be-arriving curious visitors from Europe, America and more. If you missed the event you can read an introduction for businesses and destinations here, and learn about Ambassador benefits here. Thank you to David and the team for coming to Marlborough. We're looking forward to continuing to be involved in working together as this exciting proposition moves closer to launch.

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A Fitting Farewell for Rev. Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy

 

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At the Full Town Council meeting held on Monday 10 September, Town Mayor Cllr. Lisa Farrell presented a painting of St Mary's Church by local artist Colin Palmer to Rev. Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy as a fitting token to mark the appreciation of the Town Council and the community for all he has done during his time in Marlborough. Andrew, Team Rector for Marlborough's Anglican Team, has played a prominent role in our community for 16 years and last year was honoured by being appointed as a Chaplain to The Queen.

We wish him well as he moves on to Uxbridge. He will take his last service at St Mary's at 10am on Sunday 23 September.

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30 Years of Meetings on Record

 

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 Since the local government reorganisation in 1974, most of the Town Council’s meeting minutes were in folders in storage in Swindon. Our Councillors took the decision that these should be accessible to everyone and kept in the proper conditions suitable for historic documents, and in February this year the loose leaf minutes were bound and sent to the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre in Chippenham for all to see, joining the Marlborough  Borough Council Minute Books, going back more than 100 years.

We've now made some of those more recent minutes available online - click here to access the minutes of ALL our meetings going back to 1988.  And if you don't recognise the two past Mayors pictured below, all will be revealed as we've added the name and a photo to show who was Town Mayor for each of the years listed.

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